Find homes for sale in Cambridge. Cambridge (2016 population 129,920) is a city located in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It is found at the confluence of the Grand and Speed rivers. Cambridge was formed back in 1973 by the amalgamation of Galt, Preston, Hespeler, the settlement of Blair and a portion of surrounding townships.
The former Galt covers the largest part of Cambridge, covering the southern half of the city. The former Preston and Blair are on the western side of the city, while the former Hespeler is in the most northeasterly section of Cambridge. There was considerable resistance among the local population to the amalgamation arranged by the provincial government, and a rivalry had always governed relations among the three communities. Each unique centre has its own history that is well documented in the Cambridge City Archives.